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sides. others see the use of drones by the united states as nothing more than execution by air, without due process, no court, no charges, no trial, and relatively little oversight. what's beyond dispute is this, drone attacks have become a huge weapon for this country. and this president has made unprecedented use of them. nbc news has obtained a government document that lays out the legal argument to justify the president's use of drones to kill al qaeda suspects, including, in some cases, u.s. citizens. our national investigative correspondent michael isikoff broke the story and has our report. >> reporter: drones have been called president obama's weapon of choice. during his four years as commander in chief, u.s. military and cia drone strikes have accelerated in an unprecedented pace. more than 400 cia strikes against targets in pakistan and yemen. eight times as many as under president bush. >> they have been very precise, precision strikes against al qaeda, and their affiliates. >> these strikes are legal. they are ethical. and they are wise. >> reporter: but today, new question
and how they were used. we're going to have a lot of it. -- don't be unctuous in doing it. i am bill o'reilly. please always remember that the spin stops right here because we are definitely looking out for you. >> sean: this is a fox news alert. a seven-day standoff in alabama where a five-year-old boy was being held in an underground bunker is now over. the man holding the boy hostage. 65-year-old jimmy lee dikes is dead. now according to officials. officers stormed the bunker after negotiations had deteriorated with dikes and officers believed the boy was in imminent danger. five-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. at this time it is still unclear how exactly dikes died. he snatched the boy after killing a driver and there is a police press conference and when it happens we will bring you that when it happens. meanwhile, in other news, our campaigner in chief pounds the pavement. he is desperately trying to push through stricter gun control laws. the anointed one took his case to the people of minnesota and made one thing loud and clear about gun control policies
. >> steve: coming up tomorrow, lisa gibbons and navy seals for hire as nannies. maria molina will join us in the after the show show. why do i think we should redo our set in shag carpet? >> brian: i don't know. something to do with the guys behind you. if you have to run from the tv, run to the radio. kilmeade and friends gets started in three seconds, two seconds. >> gretchen: have a great day. bye, everyone. martha: a small alabama town's nightmare is over after being held hostage for 7 very long days. a little boy is with his mom this morning. great news to report today. i'm martha mccallum in america's newsroom. gregg: i'm gregg jarrett. the little boy is said to be just fine, he's laughing and playing with his toys. martha: we are learning the details of this daring raid that managed to save him and kill his captor. >> within the past 24 hours negotiations deer to yaitd and mr. dykes was observed holding a gun. at this point fbi agents fearing the child was in imminent danger entered the bunker and rescued the child. the child appears physically unharmed and is being treated at a lo
and is being treated at a local hospital. martha: elizabeth tran has been covering this and joins us from midland city, alabama. what a huge relief for this community. tell me what you are hearing about how they pulled off this raid. >> reporter: we just spoke with the local sheriff here and he told us it's still have much an. >> crime scene and ongoing investigation though details are being released. we know from federal official they were able to see inside of that bunker which is how they had knowledge jimmy lee dykes had a gun. fbi officials did confirm via e-mail that he thinks dykes was killed by law enforcement. but the fbi is processing the scene and they will release details about the shooting of dykes very soon. he says it's very important that the agency keeps certain tactics private. the feds need to protect their resources. a loud boom was heard on the scene when police stormed the bunker. they felt he was in imminent danger. last night they continued to sweep the property to check for buried bombs while the neighborhood behind me does in fact remain evacuated. martha: that l
will join us later on "starting point." >>> let's get started here. a 5-year-old boy held captive for six days in an underground bunker in alabama is back in the arms of his farmly this morning. we are so happy to report that. we're told that hes thrilled to be reunited with his favorite toy which is a dinosaur. little ethan's kidnaper is dead, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes killed yesterday in the fbi raid that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker
congress into putting off billions of dollars in automatic spending cuts, cuts he fears will wreck the u.s. economic recovery. basically he wants lawmakers to kick the can down the road one more time. let's go to our white house correspondent dan lothian. dan is joining us. dan, the president made a little bit of a surprise appearance over in the white house briefing room. >> reporter: that's right. very surprising because the president in the past has criticized these short-term deals saying that this is not what the american people sent their elected officials to washington to do. you have this march 1st deadline quickly approaching. while congress is trying to work on a bigger budget, 1 pine point $2 trillion package, the president says they need more time in order to continue tipping away at the problem. the big concern is that everyone believes that the economy is moving in the right direction. the president is pointing to auto sales, the housing, to manufacturing. and so there's this worry that if this see quester happens, if these deep cuts happen then it could be a major set back f
might still be with us. >> sean: there is no way he can draw that conclusion. mr. president that is what we call rampant speculation. he is pressing for a ban on firearms and universal background checks that nra claims is way to punish good law abiding citizens. >> it's a fraud to call it universal. it will never be universal. the criminals could care less. you are not going to computerize the mental health records. we ought to quick calling it universe a.m. check. real title, check on law abiding people all over this country. >> sean: too things to take away from his campaign. one, what you are seeing is a president attempting to push through legislation that may look good but clearly does not need to make sense. number two, this is president who continues to have misplaced priorities. where is the same attention and intensity when it comes to the lack of jobs and 50 million americans on food stamps? we learned the economy was shrinking and unemployment is back up to 7.9% and all this news is pouring out. here is what the president is addressing. >> i am here today because the time has
the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train for different scenarios to get the boy out. monday's raid was not the ending police had thought. they spent days negotiating with the decorated vietnam veteran, through a ventilation shaft. when the talks finally broke down, police say they had no other choice but to catch dykes by surprise. incredibly, ethan's mother had asked police days ago, not to kill dykes. >> she put her hand on the officer's heart and said, sir, don't hurt him. he's sick. >> reporter: you know, friends and family tell us that little ethan is a boy that loves to be hugged. and you can bet, he's getting those hugs today. >> thanks, gio. >>> joining us are ethan's great aunt and uncle. take us back to that moment when you first heard he was safe. >> i
dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they were hoping ethan would be able to come home soon. two reasons why this happened when it did. first, we're told that communications with jimmy lee dykes broke down in the day leading up to the raid and the more important reason, they saw he had a gun and he had to go in when they did to save ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken to a hospital after being held hostage for nearly a week in an underground bunker in midland city, alabama. >> he is doing fine. he's laughing, joking, playing, eating. things that you would expect a normal 5 to 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave. he's very l
] >> oh! >> we are following this developing story on u.s. olympic skier lindsay vonn. she was airlifted to a hospital in austria after crashing on a course of the world championships today. the doctors say she tore the ligaments in her right knee and broke a bone in her leg and she will be out for the season. the crash happened after she lost her balance, as you saw, and she landed a jump on the super g course. >> also, lance armstrong won't be prosecuted for doping and follows his admission last month. the attorney overseeing the federal investigation is well- aware of the statements that armstrong made; however, that doesn't change his view at this time. >>> changing pace now and something to smile about for the second time of the charm city is the center of the nfl universe. the part after the ravens second super bowl title continued with a parade downtown and sports director scott smith is here with all of the partying in downtown baltimore. >> reporter: the fact it was a tuesday morning appeared to have little bearing on today's parade turnout and that is funny. the owner anticipat
is said to be in good spirit this is morning. agents entered the bunker using a distractive device, some sort of explosive. when it was all said and done, the boy's captor was dead and the little boy not hurt. >>> we're hearing from senator robert menendez for the first time about claims that he was with prostitutes during overseas trips. coming up, his emotional response to what he says is a false attack. >>> we've got more details this morning on just what caused the lights to go out during the super bowl. we'll go live to new orleans where some people are saying it happened twice during beyonce's rehearsal. so, were warning signs missed? but we'll begin with dramatic new details in that hostage situation in alabama. gabe gutierrez is in midland city once again this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. law enforcement official tells nbc news that the fbi somehow managed to get a secret camera inside that bunker and that's how they decided to move in. a dramatic end to a six-day standoff. in alabama monday, a federal hostage team stormed an underground bunker, where this ma
. they used zoning powers to ban storefront pot shops. one shop sued after it was threatened to close. we are taking a live look inside that hearing right now. the supreme court justice opened the floor to local students. can oral arguments even make a difference, they asked. >> even in easier cases, oral arguments can assist in refining the focus of a particular issue, thereby adding clarity to the analysis and resolution. >> reporter: medical marijuana advocates are maintaining the state's law rules but the city of riverside says california's power gives them to control the use of land. according to the "mercury news" 160 cities have the ban 35 in the bay area and after today, after the california supreme court justices hearing the oral arguments, they will have 90 days to issue an opinion. reporting live in san francisco, cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> thank you. and this just in. british parliament legalized same-sex marriage. the bill passed 400-175. while it's still several steps away from law, it calls for legalized gay marriage to begin in 2014. >>>
return what they didn't spend. a u.s. district judge ordered bloomenergy to pay the workers $31,922 in back wages plus the same amount in damages and the department of labor hit the company with $6,160 in civil penalties. blanco says the workers were surprised to hear they were protected and they would be getting back pay. >> they were very surprised. they were very surprised because they felt they didn't have any protection in the united states. >> reporter: now we did did, to reiterate, reach out to bloomenergy. they said no comment. the attorney for the company also offered no comment. now the spokesperson for the labor department says this should serve as a reminder to employers and to employees that federal law protects workers whether or not they are here illegally. in sunnyvale, kris sanchez, nbc bay area news. >> kris, thank you. have you been able to function today? an emotional day for so many in the bay area, everyone just trying to digest what we saw last night. tonight, take a look. the 49ers are back home, arriving at the airport. now despite the gut wrenching loss
at noon . >> and join us throughout the morning. we're all on at with quarterback cool. >> when you're in your car, tune in to 95.5 fm and am 750 news talk wsb. >> and we'll see you again tomorrow morning at 4:30 and "good morning america" is income. have a great tuesday. eating. >> reporter: the fbi says, after a week-long standoff, it finally made the call monday to raid the homemade, underground , where 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes was holding the child hostage. sources tell abc news, the decision came after agents inserted a small camera inside the bunker to monitor dykes' movements. >> mr. dykes was holding a gun. fbi agents, fearing the child was in imminent danger, entered the bunker and rescued the child. >> reporter: in a matter of minute, just after 3:00 p.m., agents used an explosive charge to blow open the entrance. they killed dykes, before taking the boy to a nearby hospital by ambulance. abc news has learned in the course of a week-long standoff, the fbi had created this mock bunker near the site. and had been using it to train for different scenarios to get the boy ou
pages, this reveals when the united states can use lethal force against an american linked to al qaeda. talked to critics, they say the scariest aspect of the 16-page memo is its lack of detail. for some time, a number of lawmakers have been calling for the release of material detailing what guidance the president uses to call for a drone strike. the most high profile incident is the death of anwar al awlaki and al qaeda leader and american killed in a drone strike in yemen, in 2010. his father is suing multiple u.s. officials for the death of his son, and his grandson, abdul rahman, killed in a separate drone attack. >> i don't necessarily agree with what some of the things he said. but does that men they should kill him outside the law. >> as painful as it was to see your son killed, did you in the back of your mind expect that to happen? >> in anwar it was expected because he was under target killing. but how they go and kill abdul rahman, small boy, u.s. citizen from denver, colorado. >> no doubt, this leaked paper from the department of justice will come into play during the thurs
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and they feared ethan may be in imminent danger. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> neighbors say they heard a bang and some gunshots but authorities are releasing few details about the rescue. dykes was killed during the raid. >>> an irany war veteran accused of murder is on suicide watch in a texas jail. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after he became aggressive. former seal chris kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> a bipartisan gun control bill will be introduced on capitol hill today. that legislation would make firearms trafficking a federal offense but does not address the president's requested assault weapons ban. mr. obama was in minnesota yesterday promoting what he calls commonsense reforms to the nation's gun laws. he says he is encouraged that congress seems to be coming to an consensus on background checks for gun buyers and limits for high capacity gun clips. >>> 5:04. let's check traffic and weather. is it too early to
though it's legal at the state level. "today in the bay's" christie smith joins us live at the court building in san francisco this morning. a lot of people paying attention to this. >> reporter: that's right. medical marijuana advocates up and down the state will be watching this one really closely. already about 200 cities and counties in california have a ban in place on pot dispensaries. for the first time the state supreme court is going to step in to decide whether cities can legally have the right to restrict these dispensaries. nearly three dozen bay area cities have bans or limitations in place. some arguing that cities really need to be able to control when and where these businesses operate. the impacts aren't always positive. dispensaries like amsterdam garden in san jose, many people believe that if the state sides with a city's right to ban it, it could be a slap in the face for california voters. >> very disappointing. as a voter i wouldn't feel like my voice is being heard. this is something that's being decided 16, 17 years ago, 1996. >> reporter: california voters l
us the truth. how much money are you pocketing off of these super pacs? folks, go out and have a great day. we'll see you right back here again tomorrow. [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: who is our first caller today? oh, she gets a sherry's berries gift card -- oh no you are not a caller. you are here every day. good morning, jacki schechner. >> i want a sherry's berries gift card. >> stephanie: hey, john kasick just undouched himself. he is going to accept the obama medicare medicaid expansion. >> amazing. i love when governors and lawmakers do things that actually benefit the citizens of they state. >> stephanie: right. the only reason not to do it jacki is you are a douche. >> pretty much. and you want to be like rick scott. >> stephanie: it's a technical term, douche. here she is jacki schechner health care geek of the current news center. >> good morning, everybody, president obama is showing his administration can multi-task. he is tolding two separate meetings at the white house. this morning with labor leaders and this afternoon with business leaders
in a small bunker in midland city until the rescue yesterday afternoon. >> it's a relief for us to be able to reunite a mother with her child. >> fbi says agents stormed the bunker after suspected jimmy lee dykes became agitated. former assistance director for the fbi said they used flash- bang devices and raided the bunker >>> an iraqi vet accused of killing two men is on suicide watch in texas. jail officials say eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restrained after becoming aggressive. court documents suggest the motive for the killings was to take the truck of chris kyle, who wrote a best-selling book about his military experiences as a sniper. kyle was known as one of america's most deadly snipers. >>> president obama will be meeting with labor and business leaders at the white house today hoping for build support for immigration reform. yesterday the president was in minnesota promoting reforms to the nation's gun control laws. on capitol hill today, some house members will introduce by partisan gun control legislation.
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